I have updated some of the mini books for The Very Hungry Caterpillar, so that they now have just three penmanship lines, rather than four. You can download the PDF of all eight below: Very Hungry Caterpillar mini books You can see my original resources in the post here.
Here are eight printable worksheets for you to use with Eric Carle’s The Bad-Tempered Ladybird. Worksheets can be helpful for supporting children to consolidate their understanding of vocabulary, and as a quiet activity after a loud one. These ones make use of matching activities, substitution tables, gapfills, and the child’s personal perception of the book. You can […]
A staple in my classrooms, as you will have guessed, is the matching game, otherwise known as pelmanism, otherwise known as Memory. Whatever you call it, it’s easy to teach kids, they like the competitive nature of it, and if they get too competitive, you can always use the cards for other, more gentle pursuits! […]
I have recently been lucky enough to observe The Bad-Tempered Ladybird being recreated by a bunch of smiley and ever-patient 9-year-olds. This was one of my favourite books as a child, and I’m happy to report that they’ve done the book proud! The class is a big one, so they have been divided into two […]
Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Eric Carle: a perennial favourite! I’m planning on laminating these and keeping a set in a box in the classroom – any time a child needs a bit of quiet time, or has finished early, she can complete them with a whiteboard marker and bring it to me to check. […]
The Very Hungry Caterpillar lends itself to creative crafts – from egg carton caterpillars, to tissue art, to papier-mâché. I like the way the pages of the book get bigger and bigger as the caterpillar eats his way through the week, so I found a way to help pupils mimic it in their own personalised […]
These first two are Quiet Time Worksheets for kids to work on individually. You could also keep a few of these on standby in a “Fast Finisher Box”, for any students that finish other work too quickly. Practising and/or assessing listening skills – teacher says, “Number 1 is caterpillar.” Students circle caterpillar. If you are […]